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.net is going to be subscription based.... we need to come here to get these rides organized now!
 

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Cherokee Chuck has always seemed to keep the members over here fairly well informed of the 'Happenings' in your neck of the woods. And probably on several other sites.

It can be kind of cool to use the forum jump to go to "Whos On-Line" and see how many members are 'private messaging' and who is reading 'what'!

So I recon that I / we will see you over here a little more often, eh.
 

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Oh yeah, chuck and I were texting about that today.


I will have to put this in my website rotation, ��


It’s not my neck of the woods, it’s where I do most of my riding!
 

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ENCODE any reference to this website on .net; otherwise . . . the URL will be XXXXXXed out, and . . . you may be banned from .net . . . or restricted there, as pdwestman is! :)
 

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Only costs $ 6.00 a month . . . what a BARGAIN! :)

Conjecture: Advertising managers from the motorcycle industry realize .net is not an effective medium, and cancelled their accounts. Thus, the transfer to "subscription" status, in hopes of replacing the now-lost advertising money.

Or . . . merely, GREED! :)
 

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I’ve had my KLR a few years now. I’ve never experienced any reason to look anywhere outside this forum for information. In fact, the only reason I went to .net only recently was because of this topic lol.

Those 2 girls in that forum intro over there just crack me up. That is sooooo dumb! And the color combinations...ouch they hurt to look at!

Long live klrforum.com!
 

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Sigh....

While I want the KLR and KLR riders to get as much exposure as possible, I am not a fan of the .net site.

I had a run in with the owner a while back—as did a few others—and the guy had the gonads to PM me and say he’d “forgive me “ if I apologized.

My response wasn’t suitable for children. Hence, here I am.
 
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I’ve had my KLR a few years now. I’ve never experienced any reason to look anywhere outside this forum for information. In fact, the only reason I went to .net only recently was because of this topic lol.

Those 2 girls in that forum intro over there just crack me up. That is sooooo dumb! And the color combinations...ouch they hurt to look at!
Have to agree with you. When the subscription thing was mentioned I went over to .net to check it out. Don't really use the site much. First thing I was greeted with was the video intro on the homepage. Wow, super cheesy. Kinda gave me a chuckle.

I noticed an ongoing Donation thread that at the time had reached 22% of it's yearly goal. The site has always been or attempted to be a revenue stream for the owner. Fine by me, he can do what he want's, it is his site after all. What I think he is missing is the fact that there are numerous (FREE) resources on the Internet that will address just about anything KLR. The KLR isn't exactly rocket science and it's issues are relatively generic. Since Kawasaki discontinued the model it's just a matter of time when the forum traffic is limited to a group of enthusiasts who are keeping the KLR alive.
 
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Welcome @Ringo! Good to have you on board here.
 
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Have to agree with you. When the subscription thing was mentioned I went over to .net to check it out. Don't really use the site much. First thing I was greeted with was the video intro on the homepage. Wow, super cheesy. Kinda gave me a chuckle.

I noticed an ongoing Donation thread that at the time had reached 22% of it's yearly goal. The site has always been or attempted to be a revenue stream for the owner. Fine by me, he can do what he want's, it is his site after all. What I think he is missing is the fact that there are numerous (FREE) resources on the Internet that will address just about anything KLR. The KLR isn't exactly rocket science and it's issues are relatively generic. Since Kawasaki discontinued the model it's just a matter of time when the forum traffic is limited to a group of enthusiasts who are keeping the KLR alive.
Thank you, klr4evr, for turning on the light bulb above my head, as you did by stating an obvious (to those with adequate intelligence, unlike me) fact! KLRs are an ENDANGERED SPECIES, and will, in time, become EXTINCT!

What does this circumstance have to do with .net's "by subscription only" policy? Well, as previously mentioned, the advertising revenue has dried up. WHY? Because, with no KLR population increase nor sustainability, WHERE is the market for KLR parts and accessories? Dwindling, as vendor advertising managers must realize.

Why pay to advertise products for sale for a motorcycle not long for this world? With an answer to this question, vendors cut or abandoned their paid advertisement fees to .net.

In compensation for the lost revenue, .net has launched a, "by subscription only" policy.

Yes, a few KLR aficionados will always be around. But, no prospective market population justifying payment for advertising as when the machine was in production. Advertising for KLRista customers, as time goes by, will be not unlike advertising parts and accessories for sale to owners of, Studebakers, Packards, Hudsons, Nashes, "HenryJs," and so on. Even Essexes and Pierce Arrows!

Will subscription fees sustain .net? Stay tuned; we'll see!

:)
 

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"Will subscription fees sustain .net?"

In reality to keep a forum open for business, Only the host needs to be paid. A reliable and reasonably fast host can be had for under $20 a month. I've tried many hosts, I now have my Oldwing forum on a $14.99 a month server and it's plenty fast and reliable.
.net is being extremely greedy IMO.
 

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Once anyone has the slightest interaction with the owner of .net, they leave. There's all kinds of places on the internet to get abused that are free. Who's going to pay for that? I've been ".net free" for years and managed just fine. I wouldn't go back if they paid me.
 

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"Will subscription fees sustain .net?"

In reality to keep a forum open for business, Only the host needs to be paid. A reliable and reasonably fast host can be had for under $20 a month. I've tried many hosts, I now have my Oldwing forum on a $14.99 a month server and it's plenty fast and reliable.
.net is being extremely greedy IMO.
Thanks for your clarification!

I hereby amend my comment:

"Will subscription fees sustain GLENN?"

:)
 
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